What are the important events that happened on November 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 28: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 28 is the 333rd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 33 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 15, 2016 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,671,520 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatriacontatrigon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 61 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,438 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 28 Historical Events

  • 1729
    Natchez Indians massacre 138 Frenchmen, 35 French women, and 56 children at Fort Rosalie, near the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi.
  • 1814
    The Times in London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience.
  • 1843
    Ka Lā Hui: Hawaiian Independence Day – The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation.
  • 1895
    The first American automobile race takes place over the 54 miles from Chicago’s Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois. Frank Duryea wins in approximately 10 hours.
  • 1907
    In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater.
  • 1912
    Albania declares its independence from the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1960
    Mauritania becomes independent of France.
  • 1966
    Michel Micombero overthrows the monarchy of Burundi and makes himself the first president.
  • 1975
    East Timor declares its independence from Portugal.
  • 1991
    South Ossetia declares independence from Georgia.

Who were born on November 28?

  • 1853
    Helen Magill White, first American woman to earn a PhD (d. 1944)
  • 1932
    Ray Perkins, Canadian singer (The Crew-Cuts)
  • 1933
    Hope Lange, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1953
    Sixto Lezcano, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1955
    Adem Jashari, Albanian freedom fighter
  • 1959
    Judd Nelson, American actor
  • 1962
    Paul Dinello, American comedian and actor
  • 1977
    Gavin Rae, Scottish footballer
  • 1978
    Aimee Garcia, American actress
  • 1979
    Olcay Çetinkaya, Turkish football player

Who died on November 28?

  • 1585
    Hernando Franco, Spanish composer (b. 1532)
  • 1794
    Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian army officer (b. 1730)
  • 1852
    Ludger Duvernay, French printer and newspaper publisher (b. 1799)
  • 1935
    Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist (b. 1877)
  • 1945
    Dwight F. Davis, U.S. Secretary of War and donor of the Davis cup (b. 1879)
  • 1968
    Enid Blyton, British children’s author (b. 1897)
  • 1994
    Buster Edwards, English train robber (b. 1932)
  • 1994
    Jerry Rubin, American activist (b. 1938)
  • 2006
    Lyubov Polishchuk, Russian actress (b. 1949)
  • 2010
    Giorgos Fountas, Greek actor (b. 1922)

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